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Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview II

Date: February 27, 1998
Location: Seattle, Washington
Videographer: Matt Emery
Densho ID: ddr-densho-1000-77
03:20:59
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Toru Sakahara, Nisei male. Born 1916 in Fife, Washington. Kiyo Kamikawa Sakahara, Nisei female. Born 1920 in South Park, Washington. Mr. and Mrs. Sakahara were married shortly before mass removal in 1942 so they wouldn't be separated during the war. Both were incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled during the war to Salt Lake City, Utah, and returned to Seattle after the end of World War II. Mr. Sakahara worked on behalf of individuals filing claims for restitution under the Evacuation Claims Act and helped in the repeal of the Washington State alien land laws. Mr. Sakahara was a longtime member and former president of Japanese Community Service. Mr. Sakahara passed away in April of 2008.
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Dating within the Japanese American community before the war Segment 1 of 47 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington First meeting as a couple Segment 2 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Getting engaged before the war Segment 3 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Gambling in the Puyallup Assembly Center Segment 4 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Working in the judge advocate's office at Puyallup Assembly Center Segment 5 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington First impressions of Minidoka Segment 6 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Leaving camp to attend college Segment 7 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Finding housing in Utah and attending university Segment 8 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Japanese American community in Salt Lake City during World War II Segment 9 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Exposure to Mormon religion in Utah Segment 10 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Japanese-run hotels in Utah Segment 11 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Japanese Americans' hopes to return to the West Coast Segment 12 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Impacts of camp on postwar life Segment 13 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Kiyo's work with a sugar company Segment 14 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Kiyo's family's wartime experiences Segment 15 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Returning to Seattle and finding a place to live Segment 16 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Kiyo's job in a restaurant Segment 17 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Refused service at a restaurant Segment 18 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Toru's beginning a career in law and insurance Segment 19 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Receiving advice about reestablishing life after the war Segment 20 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Hearing about Japanese American criminal activities Segment 21 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Establishing a career in law Segment 22 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Work with the Japanese American community Segment 23 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Opening a law office Segment 24 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Becoming involved in community organizations after the war Segment 25 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Kiyo's work with a YMCA program Segment 26 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Working with the YWCA and the Bellamys Segment 27 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Joining the Japanese American Citizens League after the war Segment 28 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Working to repeal the Washington State alien land laws Segment 29 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Involvement in publicity for the campaign to repeal the alien land laws Segment 30 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Raising funds for the campaign to repeal the alien land laws Segment 31 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Greater involvement with the Japanese American Citizens League Segment 32 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington A frightening incident during a road trip to Utah Segment 33 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington The Japanese American community's involvement in Seattle's Seafair activities Segment 34 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Addressing the Japanese American Citizens League's role during the war Segment 35 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Description of Genji Mihara, a prominent Seattle Japanese American community member Segment 36 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Being asked to attend a meeting about forming a community service group Segment 37 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Reestablishing the Japanese language school in Seattle Segment 38 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington The establishment of the Japanese Community Service organization Segment 39 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Genji Mihara's role in the Japanese American community Segment 40 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Working with multiethnic community coalitions Segment 41 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Fighting restrictive covenants in the housing market Segment 42 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Joining a Japanese American sports club after the war Segment 43 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Caring for aging family members Segment 44 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Learning from Issei parents Segment 45 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington The importance of teaching children to be proud of heritage Segment 46 of 47 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Reflections Segment 47 of 47 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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